Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Dr GR Seth Memorial Young Scientist Award:

1. Only members of the Society (ISAS) including student members will be eligible for consideration for this award. (For becoming Member kindly see the Membership link at ISAS)

2. The upper age limit of the scientist for the award will be 35 years as on 30 September 2012.

3. The papers to be considered for award shall have young scientist as the first author.

4. The work must have been carried out in India and it should be an original contribution and not published elsewhere.

5. Five copies of the full paper along with its abstract not exceeding 200 words should reach the Secretary of the Society not later than 30 September 2012, preceding the Conference. Bio-data, including full name and address along with date of birth (duly attested copy of certificate), research experience, list of publications should be appended to the complete paper.

6. Stress will be given on both quality of research and presentation.

7. The Executive Council of ISAS will nominate a panel of judges who will grade the papers as A, B, C and select the best three research papers. No paper will be selected if it gets less than 2 A’s.

8. The authors of these papers will be invited to present their papers in a special session during the Conference. The merit will be judged by the Sessional President assisted preferably by the above committee. The decision of the Committee will be final.(These authors may be given financial assistance to attend the conference, if required).

9. Only one candidate will be chosen for the award.

10. The name of the awardee will be announced by the Secretary of the Society at the meeting of the General Body.

11. A certificate of merit and award in a suitable form (worth about Rs. 2,500/-) will be given to the awardee with citation.

12. The research paper of the candidate selected for Dr GR Seth Memorial Young Scientist Award would be published in Journal of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.